Rechtsschreibung

CR 485. Year 1968

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Rechtsschreibung

Any attempt verbally to pinpoint Gerz's intentions and methods poses the thread of translating them into a poorer version of themselves. Since his childhood Gerz has laboured over forms of communication, which don't permit easy understanding but require an ability to decode. The left-handed schoolboy submitted himself to the drill at school so as not to deviate from the manual "goosestep". Once released from this duty, he could concentrate on free exercises using his left hand and in doing so committed the flowing script as a mirror image to paper. Thus the scribe's tool challenges the reader's tool, namely the mirror.

Hans-Werner Schmidt 1999

Categories

Visual Poetry

Text (typewriting) on paper, 20.8 x 14.9 cm 

The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach (1981) 

See the editions Rechtsschreibung (748), Rechtsschreibung ego. &cetera (749),and Postsachen (779).

Exhibitions

Modena 1968. Beograd 1968. Rieti 1969. Zagreb 1969. Montevideo 1969. Buenos Aires 1969. Beindersheim 1971 

Bibliography

I: Luzern 1979, p. 51. Florida 1986, p. 383 

IV: Degener 1971, p. 131

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My name is Jochen Gerz